The Golden State Warriors weren't about to have their pursuit of one of Michael Jordan's cherished records end in the hands of Lance Stephenson. Whatever deal the Warriors have struck with the basketball gods this season, combined with their refusal to settle, has spared them from watching an opponent serve up disappointment with a swish. Golden State had to be exceedingly greedy to win 71 games, but it also needed a few favorable breaks to be two victories from setting the new gold standard for wins in an NBA regular season, two victories from setting off another round of – but this time, actually appropriate – Crying Jordan memes.